[rescue] Some days ....

N.Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Sun Jun 8 23:01:50 CDT 2003

On Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 11:50 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 02:47:48AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 02:38 AM, Michael Free wrote:
>>> You've got it all wrong, man... you need to put the driver in 
>>> config.sys, and then go make sure you've added it to win.ini and 
>>> system.ini in the windows directory. Oh, and don't forget to turn on 
>>> the 15-16M memory hole setting in BIOS, and those cards can be 
>>> pretty tricky about Video BIOS shadowing. And make sure you have a 
>>> good free IRQ and DMA setting, and that nothing;s stepping on your 
>>> memory location. Oh, and don't forget to set the card jumpers for 
>>> the right DRAM timing and size.
>>> ********
>>> Dear GOD pc's are a PAIN IN THE A$$. I'd almost forgotten about all 
>>> that wrangling.....
>>   Better watch out, man...them's FIGHTIN' WORDS around here, or so 
>> I'm learning.
> To be fair, it hasn't been that bad in a looooooooong time ....  and 
> even then, at least half of it was the dain-brammaged OS's fault.

Less brain-numbing stuff to remember, but you waste more time 
re-installing the OS when your hardware drivers decide to hose 
something up royally.  At least in the old days you could tweak things 
without having a catastrophic failure of the OS.


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